MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A cross-campus collaboration at West Virginia University will help the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service research and review its Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program, which has safeguarded millions of acres of productive farm and ranchland into perpetuity.
The NRCS has awarded a $3.4 million grant to the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic at the WVU College of Law, which will partner with the Energy Land Management program in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design on the project.
“A grant of this magnitude and scope takes WVU Law’s national service to a new level,” said Amelia Rinehart, dean of the College of Law. “The project ultimately benefits the American people and it provides our students with invaluable work experience in land use law.”
Darrell Donahue, dean of the Davis College, agreed.